Quench water coolers

Improve compressor capacity and reduce cooling water usage.

DATE 2019-10-22

The capacity of the compressor stage depends linearly on the temperature of the entering gas. The lower the temperature, the smaller the gas volume and the higher the compressor capacity.

This means the temperature of the gas exiting the quench tower should be as low as possible. Improved cooling in the second quench water cooler is a straightforward way of achieving this. Exchanging an existing shell-and-tube in this position for a compact heat exchanger dramatically increases cooling, provided there are no limitations in cooling-water supply.

Download the case study for examples of how Alfa Laval Compabloc can help you increase cooling and improve heat integration in your plant.

Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchangerThe compact, fully welded Compabloc heat exchanger is designed to operate with a wide range of aggressive media and at high temperatures and pressures. 

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Benefits and features

  • Highly competitive capital and installation costs
  • More capacity in a small space
  • Higher heat recovery resulting in lower emissions
  • Long service intervals and easy service access for low lifetime costs